Yesterday I booked my usual weekly 4:00 slot at the gun range and had a humorous(now) experience.
Toward deer season we have to book the range in one hour slots and it is quite busy. I booked my usually time.
4:00 I was setting up my rest(backpack filled with sweat pants rolled up).
4:10 I just got situated to crack off the first shot of my 300 RUM when I hear a truck behind me, two elderly gents. I settle back in and am slowly putting pressure on the trigger and I hear "What time is your booking?" I tell them and they proceed to tell me that they had 5:00.
4:15 Squeeze off the first shot and am on my way back from the target. "How did you hit it?" Great I said, just where I wanted it. "So I guess your done then?" No... I am trying to check my groupings.
4:20 Looking in the scope and settling my breathing for my second shot... "Is that a 30-06 you're shooting?" No, it is a 300 Rem. Ultra-mag. "I had one of those 15 years ago, but I didn't like it." Do I tell them it is a new calibre... not this time.
4:25 Squeeze off my second round a bit in a hurry so I wasn't interrupted. No risk of over heating the barrel.
4:30 Put my third round in and start to aim. "Which target are you shooting at?" The third one with the black bullseye. I start to aim again and squeeze off third round. I check the target... all is well. On my way back up, the two guys are now standing by the bench. No problem... harmless enough. "What kind of barrel do you have on that thing?" Its a stainless steel grooved target barrel. They want a tour...
4:45 I load the round in, aim, and shoot. This time, curiosity got the better of them and they followed my down to the target. "Hell, all that time shooting and everyone of your shots are an inch high!" I explained how an inch high at 100 yds gets me out to 250 yds without having to worry about drop. I decide to call it a day.
4:55 I putting away my equipment and am cleaning my rifle by my car as the two guys are getting ready to shoot. Bang... they go to the target, walk back, "Good for another season!", put their rifle in the case and jump in their truck and leave.
One whole hour and I couldn't get a five shot group... there is always next Saturday.
[ This Message was edited by: ChesterGolf on 2002-09-08 15:33 ]